T-72 tanks moved to remote Sikkim area after China tests Indian defences




 
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August 3rd, 2009  
SwordFish_13
 
 

Topic: T-72 tanks moved to remote Sikkim area after China tests Indian defences


Hi,

Quote:
Source:

Chinese moves to test Indian control of the strategic Finger Area in North Sikkim last year have prompted the Army to deploy heavy tanks and armoured personnel carriers in the region and strengthen defensive positions.

In fact, the highest gallantry award to a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel was conferred to a dozer operator, Zalim Singh, who cleared a strategic road near Theing village — he was decorated with a Bar to Shaurya Chakra — for a column of advancing tanks.

While the Army brought armoured vehicles to the North Sikkim plateau in the late 1980s, the small detachment has now been replaced by the heavier and more powerful T-72 Main Battle Tanks and modern BMP troop carriers.

Sources said the mobilisation took place after repeated Chinese transgressions last year in the Finger Area, a one kilometre stretch of land in the northern tip of Sikkim that overlooks a valley called the Sora Funnel and is considered a strong defensive position.

The T-72 tanks were inducted after a monumental effort by the BRO to widen roads, construct tracks and strengthen bridges leading to North Sikkim. The heavy tank column was taken up the high plateau partly by road-based carriers.

Sources said that while China too has tanks on its side of the border, they are deployed well inside its territory. “China does not need to deploy tanks on the border because the terrain and roads on its side makes it easy to bring them at short notice. India, on the other hand, has no option but to keep them on the border as it would take days to get the tanks up from the plains,” an expert pointed out.

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Everything is good , and sweet and normal ..

Peace
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August 3rd, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
Sikkim sounds a lot like this Turkish bad word!
August 4th, 2009  
SwordFish_13
 
 
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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Sikkim sounds a lot like this Turkish bad word!
Hi,

Naaa Beautiful Place , The state has 28 mountain peaks, 21 glaciers, 227 high-altitude lakes , 5 hot springs, and more than 100 rivers and streams. Eight mountain passes connect the state to Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal.



Strategically Important as it borders 3 States Nepal , Tibet and Bhutan



Home of Red Panda:



Peaceful and pristine
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August 4th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
Nice...
no but seriously it does sound like a Turkish bad word (there is a word, I won't post it here).
August 4th, 2009  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Nice...
no but seriously it does sound like a Turkish bad word (there is a word, I won't post it here).
Come on now Spit it out .. i know you want to ..
August 4th, 2009  
SHERMAN
 
 
Damn shame to have a war in a place like that.
 


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